A Sad Release Day and my Australian Cover

Exactly one year ago today my first book, When One Night Isn’t Enough, was released on the Mills and Boon UK website. And today, one year later, my third book, The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal, is releasing on Mills and Boon Aus and in e-book format here in the U.S. (That’s my beautiful Australian cover to the right .)

I remember the exact date because May 1 is also the date my mother lost her long, torturous battle with breast cancer. 25 years ago. I have lived more years without her than I had her in my life. And yet I still feel blessed to have had her for the short time I did, because she laid the foundation for the person I am today.

Well, mom wouldn’t want me to be sad. If she were here she’d probably have planned a party to celebrate my releases. (Followed by a parade down Main Street where she’d toss the hundreds of my books she’d purchased into the crowd.)

Since I’m really not the parade type, and not feeling all that up for a party at the moment, I’ll just go ahead and share the links for U.S. Kindle, U.S. Nook, and Mills and Boon Aus. And, in case you’re still undecided about trying out The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal, I’ll include this link to another great review.

If you’re in the UK, The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal released in April. Check out the links for purchase on my right sidebar. U.S. paperbacks also released in April and are still available from Harlequin.com.

If you like my books, please click on the LIKE buttons wherever they are sold. I’m a numbers freak, so yes, I do check! (And I have a feeling mom’s probably checking, too!)

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  • Barb Wallace
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM | Permalink

    So sorry this is such a bittersweet anniversary. I know how the day feels. You never stop missing your parents. Especially when they passed too young.

    Thinking of you.

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

    Thanks, Barbara. So true.

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    OH, Wendy,my heart breaks for you to remember this day but I know your mom is so proud of your amazing success. I loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough! She is definitely smiling down upon you!

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM | Permalink

    Thanks, Jen! It’d make her happy to know I have such wonderful friends to support me in her absence.

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    My heart breaks for you…sharing the biggest day of your professional life with one of the saddest days in your personal life.

    On the other hand, your mother might have been proud to share such a memorable day in your life.

    Many years of success with your writing.

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM | Permalink

    Thanks, Cyndi!

  • Susan Wilson
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM | Permalink

    Wendy, big hugs and take pride in the fact you write such wonderful stories that touch the hearts of others. I’m sure your mum would love that x

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM | Permalink

    Thanks, Susan!

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:18 PM | Permalink

    What a bittersweet day for you. Congratulations on following your dreams and your success. I’m sure your mother would be so proud. Hugs. 🙂

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM | Permalink

    Thank you, Victoria! And congratulations on your release dates! Entangled is the place to publish right now! My friend Jen Probst up above has had amazing success with them. Best of luck!

  • karina
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    I know how it feels to have lost a parent, my own mother died only three years ago but I think there is no better way to honour them by living our dream. You’re a fantastic writer, Wendy and she would be so proud of what you have achieved xx

  • Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM | Permalink

    Of course, your mum would’ve been so proud to see your success today.

    Happy release day.

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

    Thanks, Karina and Nas! Your kind words mean so much.

  • Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:46 AM | Permalink

    Hi Wendy,

    I lost both my mother and mother-in-law to breast cancer, though not while I was young as you did.

    I am so sorry your mother isn’t here to celebrate your success, but in a way I think that having two books released on the date she passed away is truly beautiful.

    It is as if the amazing woman you’ve become and the well-deserved and hard-earned success you’ve achieved are a gift and a testiment to her.

    Some people take flowers to a loved one’s grave on the anniversary of their death. You’ve done much, much better for your mother. On the anniversary of her death you bless her with tangible proof of the woman you have become.

  • Jen FItzGerald
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM | Permalink

    My condolences, Wendy. *hugs*

    On the other hand, I’d pre-ordered and your book magically showed up on my Kindle yesterday!

    Congrats on three book in a year’s time.

  • Posted May 2, 2012 at 10:28 AM | Permalink

    p.s. Love the cover! and I bought my copy. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:21 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for the lovely words, Regina. Makes me feel so much better. I am lucky to have such wonderful friends.

    Thank you for buying my book. I hope you enjoy it.

    Got my son’s housing documents from college today and teared up. Emotional few days!

  • Wendy S. Marcus
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

    Hi Jen F!
    Thanks for the hugs. I really needed them!

    Thank you for buying my book. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Sara
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 12:49 AM | Permalink

    This is bittersweet! I’m sure mom is beaming down with pride on all you have accomplished.

  • Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

    Getting the housing documents for your soon to be college student is bittersweet stuff. Last night was prom night here and the it was the same – joyful and a just a little painful at the same time. How did he grow up so fast?

  • Posted May 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM | Permalink

    Thanks, Sara!

    Hi Regina!
    Senior prom is in June here. Son has a date. Nagging him not to wait until last minute to order his tux. And waiting to see how hard I have to work to get info on his plans so I can take pictures of him and his date before the big event. Apparently he finds me embarassing! Imagine!

  • Posted May 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM | Permalink

    Even though they’re gone, parents continue to inspire us. When I’m writing, I can recall my mother commenting on my stories. She did read them and she said “try a little more sex.” Love the Australian cover.

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